Now that you have seen what happens to a dry tree when it catches fire; watch this video when a residential fire sprinkler is introduced. Effective yesterday new single family dwelling construction in Harford County will be required to install sprinklers. RG
Do you still have a live Christmas tree standing? Don't forget to water it. Watch this short video from USFA and see what happens when a dry tree catches fire. RG

What does it take to purchase and equip just one of the 42 volunteer fire engines in Harford County? State of the art equipment to protect our personnel and citizens is a small price to pay for those things that are truly priceless.

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A reminder to all of our citizens from Harford County Department of Emergency Services about texting to 9-1-1. This is currently not an available option in our county.

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In light of the recent announcement regarding future implementation of TEXT to 9-1-1 in Maryland 9-1-1 Centers, the Harford County Department of Emergency Servi...ces would like to remind residents that texting to 9-1-1 is NOT currently an available option in Harford County. Please call 9-1-1 in the event of any emergency.

Continue to follow our progress over the coming months as we work to bring this valuable service to Harford County residents. #TEXT to 9-1-1

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Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company


Two years ago today, February 10, 2016, Senior Deputy Pat Dailey and Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon lost their lives in the line of duty serving and protecting us, the citizens and visitors of Harford County.
Never forgotten we continue to honor these heros. On Friday members of the public, Harford County Government, Bel Air Vol Fire Co, Joppa Magnolia VFC, and the Harford County Sheriffs' Office paused for a moment of silence to remember Pat and Mark.

Photos Courtesy: John Gallagher and the Harford County Sheriffs' Office

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2/7 Special Weather Statement issued by the National Weather Service:
Temperatures will rapidly fall behind the cold front tonight. While gusty winds will also tend to dry out many surfaces...the rapid drop in temperatures will cause any wet surfaces to re- freeze.

Harford County Public Schools

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Harford County Public Schools will be CLOSED today, Wednesday, February 7, 2018, Code GREEN. Code Green employees await further instructions before reporting to work.

Harford County Public Schools

Due to impending weather conditions, Harford County Public Schools will open TWO HOURS LATE today, Wednesday, February 7, 2018 with no morning Pre-K. We will re-evaluate.

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Whiteford Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.

The Whiteford Volunteer Fire Company was presented a donation for $10,000 tonight from Jones Junction in Bel Air, MD to assist with the purchase of Firefighter ...Turnout gear for our members. This extremely generous donation will allow the Whiteford VFC to replace outdated gear that protects our firefighters! Thank you Jones Junction for keeping our brothers and sisters safe!! Jones Junction The Baltimore Sun The Aegis WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore

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2/6: Since mid-December the Harford Co Vol Fire and EMS Association and its member organizations have installed over 100 smoke alarms in Harford County through a program sponsored by the Red Cross. As a reminder a county resident can request up to three of the new 10 year sealed smoke alarms installed in owner occupied homes (no rentals or businesses). Interested citizens can call their local volunteer fire company to make the request and to schedule an appointment for installation. Any questions can be directed to Ron Sollod, HCVFA fire prevention committee chair, via

2/6 Temperatures remain below freezing this morning and icy patches still remain on main and secondary roads. There have been several accidents throughout the county this morning. Please slow down and use caution while driving.

Several patients have been evaluated with no need for further medical evaluation on incidents. The majority of incidents however have been properly damage only.

Harford County Public Schools

Due to current weather conditions, Harford County Public Schools will open TWO HOURS LATE today, Monday, February 5, 2018, with no morning Pre-K.

Interested in a career in the fire service? High School Juniors and parents mark your calendars for the 2018/2019 informational session on the Harford County Fire-EMS Cadet Program.

1/30 Just after 5 p.m. Abingdon Fire Company along with mutual aide companies were dispatched to the 2100 blk Carsins Run Rd, working dwelling fire. Units arrived with fire showing, no injuries reported at this time, FD remains on location. Use caution in the area. JC/RG

Photo Courtesy: Eric Vanderwiele

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Harford County Public Schools

Due to the impending storm, Harford County Public Schools will open TWO HOURS LATE today, Tuesday, January 30, with no morning Pre-K.

1/28, 1215: The Darlington Vfc worked this motor vehicle collision in the 3400blk of Conowingo Road near Forge Hill Rd. On arrival crews found one vehicle into a structure. Building inspector and Delmarva Power enroute to check the structure and power lines.One person being taken to a regional trauma center by land. MSP is investigating the cause. RG/JC

Photo Courtesy: Andrew Doyle, JMVFC

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1/19, 6p: There are multiple motor vehicle collisions with injury across Harford Co that are impacting travel; 95NB before exit 77, Rt 924 and Holly Wreath, Rt 543 and Gilmer Way, and Rt 1 and Rt 24. Expect delays across those areas. RG/JC

1/17, 915p: Kalmia RD from Thomas Run Rd to White House Rd and White House Rd in its entirety are closed due serious icing conditions. RG/JC